Monday, October 8, 2012

CMS payment ends legal battle over 'touching'

The settlement released Monday between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and former teacher Jeffrey Leardini ends a legal battle over how the district handled a 2006 complaint that he had improperly touched students at Community House Middle School.

A jury awarded Leardini $1.1 million in February,  concluding that CMS misled him into a hasty resignation. The settlement reduces the amount CMS pays but also ends appeals,  which could have brought a new trial.

Read the settlement here.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

They owe every teacher an apology for the slap in the face market adjustments.

Anonymous said...

So that monster Cunningham had no out of pocket expense? She is now gone and others in that department need to go as well.

Anonymous said...

Ready Fire Aim

No change in CMeS Policy

Anonymous said...

So why is the link to the final settlement dead? What is negotiated amount not mentioned in the writeup?

Anonymous said...

Court settlements - yes.
Proper raises - no.
Incompetence rules.

Anonymous said...

That is so true. CMS should clean house in all HR departments. They are not for staff. Benefits is the worse.

Muhammad Amir said...

The settlement reduces the amount CMS pays but also ends appeals, which could have brought a new trial. Free PPI Claims

JP said...

Top down is always the best form of cleaning. How many more teachers have faced unfair criticisms or allegations? Perhaps more suits are in order.....just perhaps....